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Feb 27, 2013 8:00am PST
at the unveiling of a statue of civil rights pioneer rosa parks, the first of an african-american woman to stand in the capitol statuary hall. parks became an icon in 1955 after refusing to vacate her seat to a white passenger on a bus in montgomery, alabama. that act of defiance resulted in her arrest and a bus boycott led by a pastor named martin luther king. not far from the capital the supreme court is hearing arguments on a key provision on whether the 1965 voting acts law has outlived its productivity it is considered one of the most effective and powerful civil rights statutes in american history. in the high court bulls eye is section five which requires nine states with a history of discrimination to clear any proposed change in voting rules with the federal government. it also partially covers districts in seven other states. the act was reauthorized in 2006. democrats from the hill held a news conference late this morning on the steps of the court to call for section five to be upheld. >> we still need section five and that is why we're here today standing up for the voting rights of
Feb 3, 2013 12:00pm PST
. >> tomorrow, of course, rosa parks' birthday. she would have turned 100. i think we've all probably seen this. we want to show our viewers again. the iconic photo of president obama sitting in her seat. how do you think that the next generation is going to remember civil rights icons like rosa parks going forward? >> i think part of the onus is upon us to tell history with facts that are reflective of these great legacies, of these heroes. i know there's an article recently put out that talks about the truth of -- about rosa parks and the fact that there was this story painted out her that puts her in the light of someone very meek and mild. and questions rising about why that existed when she may have been a lot more feisty. i think the fact of the matter is people, especially during that time, expect women to be more meek and mild. more kindergarten teacher style than revolutionary. >> always good to see you. thank you. >> likewise. >>> many wonder what strides president obama will continue to make for both undocumented immigrants and same-sex marriage. i want to bring in the brain trust pa
Feb 24, 2013 12:00pm PST
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